Hiker Intro

Where Does the Time Go?

Where Does the Time Go?

This dream began some 23 years ago, but why it has never manifested itself into a reality has been due to going through these motions that I feel we are...

Apr 9, 2017 : Sam Gibson
Prologue

Prologue

I have thought a lot about this first entry. Like, a lot a lot. Honestly, probably a bit too much. I guess it’s much better than not thinking it through...

Mar 28, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman
Hiker Intro : How I Became the ‘Barefoot’ Hiker

Hiker Intro : How I Became the ‘Barefoot’ Hiker

  Leave No Trace to me means respecting nature as if it were a holy site. Hi, everyone. My name is Jeremy. You can call me the "Barefoot" Hiker. This...

Mar 14, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
My NOBO Thru-Hike

My NOBO Thru-Hike

The Plan! My plan? Start late in the year, go fast, and do not go ultra-light! Starting a NOBO Thru-Hike the first week of May. This goes against the grain...

Mar 14, 2017 : Scuba Steve
Living The Dream On The AT

Living The Dream On The AT

So I'm sitting here at work, about a month out from my first AT thru-hike, and I'm fighting the insane urge to go RIGHT NOW.  I've come to the conclusion that...

Feb 15, 2017 : Sean Kearns
American Pilgrimage

American Pilgrimage

How I got this crazy idea to go hike 2,190.3 miles... After living and working in Washington D.C. for over 5 years I finally mustered up the courage to leave...

Feb 15, 2017 : A.P
I’m Doing This.  Here’s Why.  (Screw Baby Steps.)

I’m Doing This. Here’s Why. (Screw Baby Steps.)

Turning in My Homework I'm a good student.  A bad planner, but a good student. I've read a lot of AT books, even though I know the real education starts...

Feb 8, 2017 : Deane Giordano
HOLY HELL! What have i gotten myself into?

HOLY HELL! What have i gotten myself into?

I have written and erased the above title to my first blog post probably over twenty times. Here are a few of the titles I have written and subsequently erased:...

Feb 7, 2017 : Carolyn Burman
Why I’m Hiking After Retirement

Why I’m Hiking After Retirement

Hello, my name is Barbara R. (no trail name yet), The end of March I plan to hike the Appalachian Trail (AT)  NOBO.   I have never hiked anything remotely...

Feb 3, 2017 : Barbara Richey
Sittin’ on G waitin’ on O

Sittin’ on G waitin’ on O

Well, the last few months have been chaos for my wife and I, but I figured this post was past due and I needed to carve out some time to...

Feb 2, 2017 : Justin and Wella Jay